Definitions

from The American Heritage® Dictionary of the English Language, 5th Edition.

  • adjective Delirious with or as if with strong drink; intoxicated.
  • adjective Habitually drunk.
  • adjective Of, involving, or occurring during intoxication.
  • adjective Cooked with wine or another alcoholic beverage.

from The Century Dictionary.

  • Producing intoxication, or used in manufacturing intoxicants, as certain plants—for example, the betel-nut, called drunken date, the darnel, called drunken ryegrass.
  • Affected by or as if by strong drink; intoxicated; drunk.
  • Given to drunkenness; habitually intemperate: as, he is a drunken, worthless fellow.
  • Proceeding from intoxication; done in a state of drunkenness: as, a drunken quarrel.
  • Acting as if drunk: applied by workmen to a screw the thread of which is uneven and produces an unsteadiness of motion in the nut.

from the GNU version of the Collaborative International Dictionary of English.

  • adjective Overcome by strong drink; intoxicated by, or as by, spirituous liquor; inebriated.
  • adjective Saturated with liquid or moisture; drenched.
  • adjective Pertaining to, or proceeding from, intoxication.

from Wiktionary, Creative Commons Attribution/Share-Alike License.

  • adjective Drunk, in the state of intoxication after having drunk an alcoholic beverage

from WordNet 3.0 Copyright 2006 by Princeton University. All rights reserved.

  • adjective given to or marked by the consumption of alcohol

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Examples

  • Then, there was a promissory note that his son-in-law, who handles all of his business, took over to Anna Nicole, and she ripped it up in what he called a drunken rage.

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  • Nick and his bandmates -- sans drummer for some reason -- have just finished their set, and Nick's handling bitch duties with the equipment while the other guys are basking in drunken adoration of both boys and girls.

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  • Nick and his bandmates -- sans drummer for some reason -- have just finished their set, and Nick's handling bitch duties with the equipment while the other guys are basking in drunken adoration of both boys and girls.

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  • “What in the name of drunken hell is that?” says Clarence, pointing at Boland.

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  • I think I remember stumbling upon this truck late at night in drunken stupor and loving it.

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  • He was piefaced soaked squiffy sloshed and all round ‘pissed as a newt’ not just a maniac but a dispsomaniac, takwe my word for it, I am an expert in drunken gibber and that is it.

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  • If you care to see the history of booze, and why the hell wouldn't you, then today is a day that will live in drunken infamy.

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  • He was piefaced soaked squiffy sloshed and all round ‘pissed as a newt’ not just a maniac but a dispsomaniac, takwe my word for it, I am an expert in drunken gibber and that is it.

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  • He was piefaced soaked squiffy sloshed and all round ‘pissed as a newt’ not just a maniac but a dispsomaniac, takwe my word for it, I am an expert in drunken gibber and that is it. (n)

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  • Obviously, it brings up interesting scenarios of landscape architects, in drunken stupors at 3 in the morning, downloading the software to design their own sinuous landforms.

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